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Friday, 5 July 2013


Another massive Mudkiss update, covering May and June. Interviews and reviews of all things musical. And a couple of us even managed to meet some personal heroes. 


Sheila Rock: We Were All Young, And Everybody Wanted To Do Something - Interview by Murray Fenton

Thomas White: (Electric Soft Parade) 'Hey, Hey, We're The Electric Soft Parade' - Interview by Andy Barnes

The Boom Boom Booms: Rock 'n' Roll is the Binding Factor - Interview by Paul Hastings

Brian Gorman: The Decision to Write A Play About A Band As Iconic As Joy Division Didn't Come Easy, But Fortune Favours The Brave - Interview by Melanie Smith

Charlie Straight: Glastonbury has always been something like a symbol for us - Interview by Eva Jostakova

Fish: Talking 'Feasts' - Interview by Mike Ainscoe

Emilie Autumn: The Wayward Victorian Girl - Interview by Melanie Smith

Adam Sharp: (Author) Daddy Was A Punk Rocker - Interview by Melanie Smith

Shirlaine Forrest: I Do Love A Challenge And Shooting In Places Which Get The Adrenaline Going - Interview by Melanie Smith

The Blackchords: We'd Love To Get Back To The UK Again Soon - Interview by Eva Jostakova

Dave Hause: The New Record Will be Darker Than Resolutions - Interview by Eva Jostakova

 Mark Arm (Mudhoney): Mud To Mud - Interview by Brett Dunford

Suzi Quatro: Looking Back, Stepping Forward - Interview by Teddie Dahlin

God's Lonely Men: Alienation Is A Big Thing - Interview by Phil Thompson


Band Of Holy Joy @ Limehouse Town Hall, London 22/06/13

Siouxsie Sioux + Viv Albertine @ Yoko Ono's Meltdown, Royal Festival Hall, London 17/06/13

Blondie / Lexy And The Kills @ Liverpool Academy 18/06/13

Section 60 @ The Night & Day Cafe, Manchester 15/06/13

Barb Wire Dolls @ The Barfly, London 17/06/13

Parklife Music festival @ Heaton Park, Manchester 8th & 9th June
Amongst the bands who played in no particular order: Plan B, The Temper Trap,
Jessica Ware, Alunageorge, Rudimental, The Macabees, Delphic, The
Horrors, Johnny Marr, Everything Everything, Action Bronson, 
Example, Iggy Azalea, Rita Ora, Riot Jazz, Toddla T Sound, Toro Y Moi, TOY, Watch The Duck and last but not least Wretch 32.  
The Crunch @ Upstairs At The Garage - 05/06/13

Miles Kane/ Findlay/ Alistair Sheerin @ The Ruby Lounge, Manchester 02/06/13

Marnie Stern/ Sky Larkin @ The Ruby Lounge, Manchester 01/06/13

The Great Escape: May 16th - 19th 2013 @ Brighton

The Specials @ Manchester Apollo 15/05/13

Fish @ Holmfirth Picturedrome 25/05/13

The Gasoline Queens (featuring Chris Rockson) @ The Unicorn, Camden 17/05/13

 Dirty Beaches/ Trap Door @ The Soup Kitchen 11/05/13

Soriah/ Die Hexen/ Laser Dream Eyes/ Leda And The Swan 12/05/13

Kat Men / The Caezars @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham 08/05/13

Liverpool Sound City 2013 - 2-4th May 2013

Leeds Live Festival 2013 04/05/13

Frank Turner / Larry And His Flask @ Manchester Academy 17/04/13 /frankturnerlive.htm

The Wonder Stuff @ Holmfirth Picturedome Yorkshire 06/04/13

Feldspar /Fitz / Jonny Breakwell / @ The Castle, Manchester 09/05/13

Dave Hause/ Jonny Two Bags @ Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth 05/05/13

Yeah Yeah Yeahs/ K-Holes @ Manchester Apollo 01/05/13


June EP of the Month: Coroner For The Police - The Deer And The Bulldozer - Review by Mary o'Meara

Summers Here And So Are Our Mammoth Music Reviews For June: Reviewed by Andy, Stuart, Lee, Mike, Paul & Den.
  • The Electric Soft Parade – Idiots
  • Grim Tower – Anarchic Breezes
  • Seagall  - Hidden Ego
  • Iron Tongue – The Dogs have barked, the Birds have flown
  • Erlen Meyer – Erlen Myer
  • Hate Meditation – Hate Meditation
  • Power Trip – Manifest Decimation
  • Poltergeist - Your Mind Is A Box (Let Us Fill It With Wonder)
  • The Teardrop Explodes – Wilder
  • Black Star Riders – All Hell Breaks Loose
  • Caro Emerald - The Shocking Miss Emerald
  • The Caezars - Worth The Attention
  • Savages - Silence Yourself
  • RT-Zed - Zed Head
  • Reckless Ones – Reckless Ones
  • Sugar Shakers - Chin Up Pin Up
  • Sugar Shakers - Red Rocket Baby
  • Sharks - Selfhood
  • Jason Freeman - Hex and Hell
  • Banquets – Banquets
  • Billy Fury - Sound of Fury
  • Yma Sumac – Mambo!
  • Cockney Rebel - Cavaliers: an Anthology 1973-74
  • V/A -  Deutsche Elektronische Musik 2
  • Lee Perry - Disco Devil - the Jamaican Discomixes
  • V/A - The RZA Presents Shaolin Soul Selection, Volume 1
  • The Flaming Lips - The Terror

 The One's I've Loved: Chumki's choice of single and EP's released in the last month & 1/2

June Album of the Month: The Icarus Line - Slave Vows - Review by Andy Barnes

Chumki's rapturous threesome (best of three)
Kindest of Thieves,
Ragz,Little Sparrow

May Album of the Month: Monkeys In Love: Monkeys In Love, Want To Pet And Cuddle You - Review by David Nolan

May Album Reviews - by Paul Hastings, Brett Dunford, Andy Barnes and Mike Ainscoe
  • Gold Blade - The Terrors Of Modern Life
  • Rockats - Rockin Together
  • Waking Heroes - One Fight to Fight
  • Mars Attack - Blood and Thunder
  • Attic Lights - Super Deluxe
  • Magnificatz - Running Late
  • Restorations - LP2
  • Reddy Teddy Young - Fever Dreamin
  • Jenny And The Steady Go's - Sweet Nothing
  • Johnny Monaco And The Traitors - S/T EP
  • Tim Morse - Faithscience
  • Black Market Serotonin - Something From Nothing
  • Marsteller & Rhodes present - The Beautiful Old - Turn-of-the-century songs
  • Honningbarna  - Verden Er Enkel
  • Satan  - Life Sentence
  • Kadavar – Abra Kadavar
  • Mudhoney - Vanishing Point

Den Brownes Reissues Reviews for May: Destruction To Your Mind
  • Ruts DC - Rhythm Collision, Volume 2
  • Swamp Dogg - Total Destruction to Your Mind /Rat On!/ Gag a Maggot
  • Irma Thomas - In Between Tears
  • Scott Walker - Scott: The Collection 1967-70

Sterotypes: We’re living in a box - By Coco Fierce
"I longed to stand out. So do all of my friends and we sit on the stage
together in a college canteen, swapping anecdotes and planning this
Summer’s festivals. People called us ‘moshers’ and I loved being
categorised. But teenagers do, don’t they...but I grew out of this. It
seems other adults haven’t quite matured past this though."

The Show Must Go On....But Does It Have To? - reporting by Coco Fierce
"There are some things you just don’t say in public…for example, admitting
that you fancy Boris Johnson or that you once did a little wee in the
swimming baths. It is a good job I don’t really care about social
etiquette as if I don’t get something off my chest, I think I may
explode in a jibbering heap"


Den Browne's May round up
  • Lucy O’Brien - She Bop: The Definitive history of Women in Popular Music
  • David Katz - Solid Foundation: An Oral History of Reggae
  • Ann Witherall - FLY  
  • Adam Sharp - Daddy Was a Punk Rocker
  • Binky Phillips - My Life in the Ghost of Planets - The Story of a CBGB Almost-was  
  • Ginger Baker - Hellraiser! The Autobiography of the World’s Greatest Drummer